John L. Ruppert

Senior Counsel
Tel 303.299.7304
Fax 303.296.3956

John L. Ruppert focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate and commercial finance, business combinations, reorganizations, recapitalizations, restructurings, and executive compensation along with the federal income tax matters relating to these transactions.

John represents private equity funds and portfolio companies in a variety of industries. He represents private equity funds in connection with their formation, capital raises, and acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies, as well as the boards of directors and senior management regarding structuring deals, and related tax, finance, and executive compensation.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Association for Corporate Growth

Rockies Venture Club

Silicon Flatirons Law and Technology Center, University of Colorado School of Law and Business

Turnaround Management Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, corporate/M&A law, 2007-2015, 2019-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate law, tax law, and bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, 2006-2021; "Lawyer of the Year,"creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law (Denver), 2021 

Named among Colorado Super Lawyers, 2008-2019

New York University School of Law (LL.M., taxation, 1979)
Student Editor, Tax Law Review

University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D. 1978)
Editor-in-Chief, University of Denver College of Law Review; Member, Order of St. Ives

Northwestern University (B.A. 1975)



U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado